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Hostages, a two-act drama about gender and power in the work place concludes this weekend. Final shows Saturday and Sundays at 8 p.m. Tickets $10. Ruskin Group Studio Theater, 3000 Airport Avenue, 310.397.3244,

The Case Against Happiness: A One-Man Courtroom Comedy, enjoy an evening of true, funny stories about New York, being Jewish, family, and the power of a bowl of cream of broccoli soup. Concludes this Sunday Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. $18 all seats. Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 Fourth Street. 310.394.9779 ext. 1,

African Photography, West 4th Jane gastropub exhibits work from photographers Lexie Cole and David Zentz through this Monday, Oct. 3 featuring photographs documenting their individual trips to Africa and Haiti.1432-A Fourth St, 310.395.6765

Seeing through the Eyes of the Mona Lisa, a group exhibition of random photography curated by Yossi Govrin and Krista

Augius through Oct. 1. Wednesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. ARENA 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue,, 310.397.7449

Shipping and Receiving: Photography and Letters between Venice, CA and Dupree, SD, through Sept. 30, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, 310.392.0846,

Layers of Landscape, an exhibition at TAG Gallery, runs through Oct. 1. It features artists Lorraine Bubar, Peter Kempson, and Brigitte Schobert. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, D-3,, 310.829.9556


Friday, September 30

Fourth Annual Los Angeles Irish Film Festival, will offer the best cinema of the past year from Ireland, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. Today through Sunday at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue,

Bruce Williams and Ralph Carson, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006,

“Morning of the Earth” Outdoor Surf Film Night, it’s time again to shake the sand out of that blanket or oil up the joints on that rusty beach chair and head over to the lawn for another amazing surf movie from the early 70s, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, presented by ZJ Boarding House, California Heritage Museum lawn. 2612 Main Street, 310.392.5646,

Fall Jazz Concerts, the series begins with Eric Person Quintet at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., The Edye Second Space at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street, tickets $10. 310.434.3005,

Autumn Deep Sky Wonders, take a look at a region of the sky defined by the “Summer Triangle” of bright stars, which linger in the early evening as autumn moves in. Feature show 8 p.m., preceded by “The Night Sky Show” at 7 p.m. The John Drescher Planetarium, second floor of Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd. Tickets are $5. 310.434.3005,

Saturday, October 1

Walk/Run for Child Rights, join CRY America’s SoCAL Action Center as it presents its 7th annual awareness and fundraising event at 9 a.m. Santa Monica Beach (Crescent Bay Park). Walk for families is 5km, walk for children is 3km and there’s a 5km competitive run for sports enthusiasts. RSVP: Payal Shah at 818.237.4249 or email

Nami walks for the mind of America, the largest mental health event takes place in Santa Monica. Funds raised underwrite NAMI’s free programs for anyone affected with a mental illness. These include classes for individuals on how to relate to the community after they have been ill, and for families how to advocate this unwieldy mental health system so that your loved ones get the treatment they need. 8 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. start. Third Street Promenade between Wilshire and Arizona. Details: Wayne Baldaro 213.251.6519,

Pacific Standard Time, opening weekend of new exhibit at Santa Monica Museum of Art. Special exhibition tours scheduled throughout the weekend for Beatrice Wood: Career Woman—Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Objects. Free. Bergamot Station G-1, 2525 Michigan Ave. 310.586.6488,

Tom Omara, opening of art exhibit of Omara’s works, 2 p.m., free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006,

Pedestal Magazine Reading, John Amen hosts a gathering of Pedestal Magazine contributors, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006,

Cinema Connections, a free film series designed to stimulate conversation and understanding between seniors and young adults/teens, will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Multipurpose Room at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard., 800.516.5323

Wind and Piano Ensemble, join the Chamber Music Palisades for a concert from this wind and piano quartet from the acclaimed chamber music series in Pacific Palisades. The ensemble will perform classic and contemporary music at 3 p.m. Santa Monica Public Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 800.516.5323

Hang Out With The Nics, join the Veterans for Peace Los Angeles as they sponsor this free, all-ages, non-profit social event for people working for peace and social justice. Free admission, snacks, music and, speaker from 6 p.m. to midnight. The UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056

Blessing of the Animals Service, gather at 9 a.m. for bagels, coffee, and children’s activities before the 10 a.m. service. Please bring unopened pet food, toys or treats to share with a local shelter. All pets must be leashed or in carriers. 1008 11th Street,, 310.393.8258

Live performance, rapper and Hollywood native Mickey Avalon takes the stage at the Malibu Inn. Dubbed “sleazy, easy-going party rap,” Avalon will rock the house with popular songs such as “Mr. Right” and “Jane Fonda.” Malibu Inn, 22969 Pacific Coast Highway.

Sunday, October 2

6th Annual Pico Art Festival and Classic Car Show, this free event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature an exciting collection of booths and artist pavilions displaying and selling an assortment of cars, art, photography, fashion, food, and services. Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue, free parking at Santa Monica College,

Fourth Annual Santa Monica Wine, Food & Jazz Festival, will feature more than 50 wine tastings from 10 countries from noon to 4 p.m. along with delicious food and jazz. Tickets $100 advance / $125, proceeds benefit Rotary Club of Santa Monica. Annenberg Community Beach House. 415 Palisades Beach Road, 310.734.4740,

Santa Monica 5000, the fifth annual Lexus Santa Monica 5000 returns with friendly competition and some family fun. Start time 7:30 a.m. for the 5k, 7:45 a.m. for the 2.7k, and 8 a.m. for the 10k. Ocean Park Boulevard at the beach. 310.821.7898,

Humanist Association of Los Angeles, the West Side Discussion Group meets at 11 a.m. to discuss “The Affordable Care Act” with Marisa Kanof, Organizing for America. Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, free. 310.479.2236,

First Sunday Open Reading, poetry open mike hosted by Billy Burgos, with special guest Cleatus Rattan, 5 p.m., free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006,

Slavic Rousers, The New West Symphony open its 2011/2012 Masterpiece Series season at 4 p.m. Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd. Tickets $25 to $98. 866.776.8400,

Triangle Performance, one-woman performance about the Triangle Waist Factory fire of 1911, by Elaine Ocasio, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006,

Monday, October 3

Belmar Triangle, author Frank Gruber will give a free talk from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. about Belmar Triangle, an African-American neighborhood that the City of Santa Monica destroyed in the 1950s to build the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway. RSVP:

Tuesday, October 4

An Evening with Dyan Cannon, the Santa Monica Public Library presents a special evening with actress and author Dyan Cannon from 7 p.m. Free tickets will be released one hour prior to the program on the day of event, no reservations and one ticket per person. Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 800.516.5323

Global Connections Lecture Series, the fall season begins at 11:15 a.m. with “21st Century Education: Is Asia Outpacing the U.S.,” by Dr. Michael Diamond. Free. Seating is on a first-arrival basis. Humanities and Social Science Lecture Hall 165, Santa Monica College main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd, 310.434 4303.

Handmade Books, discover the traditional art of Japanese bookbinding in a free hands-on workshop with Erin Zamrzla, the author of At Home with Handmade Books. 7 p.m., Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard., 310.458.8681

Wednesday, October 5

Green Living Workshop, learn how save money by understanding today’s greatest environmental challenges at this workshop from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free for Santa Monica residents, suggested $25 donation. Santa Monica Public Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard

Thursday, October 6

LA Gypsy live and in person, at The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge with opening act Omid Papehn, show begins at 8:30 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m., Admission free. Free CDs to all who attend.1411c Lincoln Blvd, Venice.

Art for the Ears, a special Senior Arts Forum event will be presented in collaboration with The Senior Arts Foundation and the City of Santa Monica. Free. 3 p.m., Santa Monica Public Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard., 800.516.5323

12th Malibu Film Festival, opens tonight at Hollywood Malibu Cinemas with screenings and events through October 8. 3822 Cross Creek Road, Malibu.

Spreading Sustainability Fundraiser, the fourth annual fundraiser will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. to raise funds for Sustainable Works, a non-profit environmental education organization that fosters a culture of sustainability in cities, colleges, and businesses. Lexus Santa Monica. 1501 Santa Monica Boulevard,

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